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  • Race and Nationby Paul Spickard

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    Race and Nation is the first book to compare the racial and ethnic systems that have developed around the world. It is the creation of nineteen scholars who are experts on locations as far-flung as China, Jamaica, Eritrea, Brazil, Germany, Punjab, and South Africa. The contributing historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,... more...

  • Deadly Developmentsby Stephen and Downs Reyna

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Ten anthropologists trace the machinations of war and the effects of violence in capitalist states, from their formation to the present. This collection, the newest volume in the War and Society series, questions the foundations of classical social theory while investigating local and international conflict through the critical and cross-cultural lens... more...

  • Public Policy and Ethnicityby Dr Elizabeth Rata; Professor Roger Openshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    Has ethnicity become institutionalized as a political category? Drawing on international studies, including New Zealand, the book shows that this process of public policymaking creates artificial divisions that can become permanent and detrimental as well as being at odds with the social fluidity of modern societies. Preface by Jonathan Friedman. more...

  • Anthropology and the United States Militaryby Pamela R. Frese; Margaret C. Harrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    An edited collection of ethnographic research that seeks to provide visions of and for US military culture from a solid anthropological base. The volume explores several important but relatively unknown cultural variations in the defense community through a variety of lenses. A strong list of contributors highlight important issues such as: anthrax... more...

  • Enemy Linesby Margaret Trawick

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Enemy Lines captures the extraordinary story of boys and girls coming of age during a civil war. Margaret Trawick lived and worked in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka, where thousands of youths have been recruited into the Sri Lankan armed resistance movement known as the Tamil Tigers. This compelling account of her experiences is a powerful exploration... more...

  • The Sociology of Ethnicityby Sinisa Malesevic

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 78.00

    Provides a coherent theoretical framework for the sociological analysis of ethnicity more...

  • Culture in Chaosby Stephen C. Lubkemann

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Fought in the wake of a decade of armed struggle against colonialism, the Mozambican civil war lasted from 1977 to 1992, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives while displacing millions more. As conflicts across the globe span decades and generations, Stephen C. Lubkemann suggests that we need a fresh perspective on war when it becomes the context... more...

  • Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgencyby John D. Kelly; Beatrice Jauregui; Sean T. Mitchell; Jeremy Walton

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Global events of the early twenty-first century have placed new stress on the relationship among anthropology, governance, and war. Facing prolonged insurgency, segments of the U.S. military have taken a new interest in anthropology, prompting intense ethical and scholarly debate. Inspired by these issues, the essays in Anthropology and Global... more...

  • Anthropologists in Armsby Jr. George R. Lucas

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Anthropologists in Arms traces the troubled history of social scientists' collaboration with national military, security, and intelligence organizations and analyzes the moral and ethical debates provoked by the rise of 'military anthropology'?particularly the practice of embedding anthropologists with combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...

  • Neighbors and Strangersby William R. Polk

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    How important are foreign affairs in the grand scheme of civilization? Do defenses against the invasion of strangers influence the evolution of culture? Drawing on decades of experience in government as well as in the academy, William R. Polk offers a uniquely informed, comprehensive view of foreign relations. Bridging academic disciplines he treats... more...